2015 Economic Forecast

February 23, 2015 11:45 AM to 1:30 PMCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Area of Interest: Investments Format: In Person

The Bumpy Road of Economic Normalization

Guest Speaker: Eric Lascelles
Chief Economist, RBC Global Asset Management

The coming year promises to be bumpier than usual, replete with tightening
central banks, geopolitical flare ups and oil price aftershocks. Despite
this clutter, important healing appears to be occurring in the underlying
economy, and the developed world should broadly manage faster growth.
Emerging markets have more divergent prospects but are increasingly unified
in their embrace of economic reforms. Eric will address these issues and
more as he lays out the key economic and financial market themes around the
world in 2015.

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Eric Lascelles
Chief Economist
RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

Eric is the Chief Economist for RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM), Canada’s largest asset manager. He maintains the firm’s global economic forecast and advises its portfolio managers on key themes and risks. Eric is also a member of the RBC Investment Strategy Committee (RISC), which is responsible for the firm’s global asset mix recommendations.

Eric makes regular presentations both within and outside of RBC GAM. He is also a frequent media commentator on global economic and financial trends, appearing regularly on CNBC, BNN and other networks. Eric’s written editorials have appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

Prior to joining RBC GAM, Eric spent close to a decade at another large financial institution. Before this, he was a Research Analyst at Statistics Canada. He is as member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council, the group that dates recessions and other economic turning points in Canada. He is also an elected member of the Queen’s University Council and on the board of the Toronto Association of Business and Economics.

Eric holds a graduate degree in Economics from Queen's University as well as a Bachelor of Economics from Princeton University.